Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: May 5, 2009
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. While Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) officially returned to the pop world in 2006 with the welcomed "An Other Cup," his re-entry has only now been fully realized with the thoroughly engaging Roadsinger (To Warm You Through the Night).
  2. Mojo
    80
    Roadsinger really does pick up where Cat Stevens left off back in the late '70s. [Jun 2009, p.103]
  3. Yusuf explains in a public statement published on his MySpace page, “painting pictures with music and storytelling on a very human, personal, intuitive level through lyrics and song, so I can help people feel good again.” With Roadsinger, he achieves that goal with magnificent results.
  4. Roadsinger is an utterly solid catalog entry under either his adopted spiritual name or his former one. Longtime fans will not be disappointed, and the rest of us should take note, too, because this kind of songcraft is seldom come by anymore.
  5. When you think of Islam's best music, you think of his talent for direct communication, often with just a guitar to help him out--and those are the moments where Roadsinger comes alive.
  6. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens hasn't lost his knack for melody. But with clunkers like ''When I hold your hand I could fly a zillion miles with you,'' he could use a lyrical refresher course.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. CandyE
    May 8, 2009
    10
    Great album! Can't wait for more.
  2. RamazanA
    May 7, 2009
    10
    A great album/ A great Legend/ A great Man! Yusuf/Cat 4 ever!!